The Cubitt Room, The GNH, Kings Cross, image courtesy Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London Review

When I lived in London, back at the turn of the century, I would go to Kings Cross for two reasons and two reasons alone. To dance at Fiction in a rather memorable club called The Cross or to catch a train. And even then I’d get in and I’d get out; there’d be noRead More

Catching the helicopter from Monaco to Nice Airport

Monaco Helicopter or Taxi from Airport to Hotel

Ah Monaco, the glitz and the glamour. It’s the perfect place to arrive by helicopter and feel like a movie star, or possibly a glamorous spy. But did you know it can cost the same to hop in a chopper as it does to get a taxi from the airport? I know, it sounds crazy,Read More

Cabin Vs Suite on a Hurtigruten Cruise in Norway

When planning a cruise there’s that moment where some of us can’t help but ponder the price difference between a cabin and a suite and wonder if we can justify it. Of course there are those who are able to live the suite life every time, but for most of us the cruise itself isRead More

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe with Mark Webber and Ann Neal

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel: Ten Questions

The Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel in Monaco, and the most popular place for Formula One drivers to stay during the Monaco Grand Prix. The hotel’s General Manager, Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, shares his travel tips for Monaco as he answers Ten Questions: What’s the best thing about your job? Meeting different people, discoveringRead More

Norway fjords

Norway Cruise Excursions and Tours Review

… This post is brought to you by My Adventure Travel …   You can tell a lot about a company from the philosophy they share on their website. When I first looked into My Adventure Travel I felt I’d discovered a kindred spirit when I read that they believe travel is about learning thingsRead More

Northern Lights, Photo courtesy Bentours

Northern Lights with Bentours and Hurtigruten

The first Norwegian word I learnt before heading to Bergen to start an eleven day cruise was Nordlys. It means Northern Lights, and it was the reason I was going. Five days into the cruise I’ll admit I was starting to lose hope. We’d somehow managed to get on a ship that was a magnetRead More

Church Island Skopelos Greece

Mamma Mia Church, Skopelos

Wednesday already? Well that must mean it’s time for a Hump Day Happy Snap, and I’ve got a gorgeous one for you today. A little taste of the Greek island, Skopelos.   I hate to admit that I first saw how stunning Skopelos is when I watched the Mamma Mia movie. I wasn’t a fanRead More

Gaudi Chimney Barcelona

Gaudi Chimneys, Casa Mila, Barcelona

Chimneys and ventilation ducts. Not normally the sexiest of architecture elements, but today’s Hump Day Happy Snap is dedicated to those on one building in particular.   Anyone who has been to Barcelona and indulged in a tour of Antoni Gaudi’s work will know exactly where they’ve seen these before. On top of Casa Mila,Read More

Souvenir Clogs in Amsterdam

Souvenir Clogs in Amsterdam

Almost every country has one. Sometimes more than one. That cliched souvenir that people can put in their case and take on home either as a momento for themselves or as a gift for a loved one. In Amsterdam, Wooden Clogs seem to have the market cornered. Well, that and a range of gifts alongRead More

Monterosso was our first Cinque Terre Town

Walking the Cinque Terre, Italy

I’ve always had a soft spot for Italy. It was the first country I visited after I moved to the UK, and the first country I travelled through solo. But somehow on my first, second, and third trips to Italy I missed the incredible Cinque Terre. Situated on the Italian Riviera, the Cinque Terre getsRead More